The Ghana Freethinkers podcast returned with its first ever midweek episode last night, and the usual frank and nuanced freethinking discussion settled on several burning questions including religion, customer care and the podcast’s first ever television review.
GhanaCelebrities.Com editor Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri was joined by Godwin Nii-Armah Okine, journalist and atheist from Ghana, Fleance Kyere and Kobby Newton from the UK. Frank Boadi also joined the discussion at a point.
The podcast kicked off with discussion of the appalling culture of customer care in this country, and the possible reason behind it.
CustomerDiscuss.Com and the important issues it raises about customer service in the country was also put on the table.
The discussion then turned to the recent spat between comedian DKB and a white twitter user that involved the Ghanaian using a racial epithet against the white man. The panel discussed the lack of uproar over DKB’s actions, and what leads to racist attitudes among people, irrespective of their race- and the disproportionate response a white racist gets when compared to someone like DKB.
Another issue at stake was the recent commemoration of the June 3rd disaster and the harrowing tale told by survivors with the punchline that God saved them. The panellists examined that claim in light of the fact that if God decided to save these ones, then he in equal measure watched the others die, and what that says about the ‘God’ in question.
Finally, Game of Thrones! Chris-Vincent and Godwin tackled the HBO show, which is currently running its sixth season. The conversation centred on the latest episode, ‘The Broken Man’, and looked forward to the final three episodes of what has so far been an explosive season.
The Ghana Freethinkers Podcast airs every Wednesday at 20:00 GMT.